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Application Deadlines

For all dates listed, the deadline is 11:59:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

If there is a discrepancy between the deadline information on this page and other materials you may have received, you should adhere to the deadlines on this page.

Some programs will continue to accept applications after the deadline, if spaces are available. If you are interested in applying after the deadline, contact your department or program of interest to determine their policy on accepting late applications. 

Fall semester

Fall semester application deadlines vary by department.

Spring semester

October 1: Deadline to submit all Ph.D. and master’s applications (except Graduate Liberal Studies) for the spring semester, space permitting.

November 1: Deadline to submit Graduate Liberal Studies master's applications for the spring semester.

Note: Very few departments accept new students for the spring term:

Biomedical Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Biomedical Engineering
Bioethics and Science Policy
Graduate Liberal Studies
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Political Science

Summer session

Very few departments accept new students for the summer session. With the exception of applicants to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program (which begins in the summer), applicants who wish to apply for summer admission must obtain special permission from the department of interest and The Graduate School. Summer session applicants should adhere to the fall application deadlines.

If you missed the deadline

Once a program's deadline has passed, that program will no longer appear as an option on the application. Most programs will not consider any applications submitted after the deadline. Please contact the department directly to inquire about a late application submission. If the department agrees to review your application, they will notify The Graduate School to assist you further.